Archives - September 2016

21
Sep

CSC News – September 2016

Our September newsletter is now available to view here

20
Sep

In the spotlight – pool safety management

Pool safety has made the headlines this summer with significant fines issues for breaches in Health and Safety law. In this article we review two recent prosecution case studies and provide practical advice on how to ensure that your swimming pool facility is kept safe. In the most recent prosecution news St Edmunds School in …

20
Sep

Be warned: Displaying of fraudulent food hygiene rating stickers lead to a fine

As recently reported on the CSC news portal, in Wales it is compulsory to display the food hygiene rating in a prominent place at your establishment. But what happens when you use dishonest tactics to inflate your hygiene rating?….A kebab shop owner recently discovered the extent of the law. Following a food safety inspection at …

20
Sep

Care home fined £1.72M after resident suffers fatal fall

Recent cases involving neglect of vulnerable residents in care homes have made the news headlines with an increase in prosecutions noted. A fatality which occurred in 2012 has finally culminated in a court case and concluded with guilty pleas. Following the unfortunate death of a dementia patient and resident at a care home in 2012, …

19
Sep

Prosecution news: Largest fine to date issued

In November 2014 Mr Richardson was helping to unload a delivery from an eight foot platform. The platform had no guard rail, resulting in Mr Richardson falling directly onto concrete and sustaining fatal brain injuries. Decco – the Cheshire based homeware firm has been fined £2.2m as a result of the fatality. This is the …

19
Sep

Urgent E.coli Alert – All Errington Cheese products recalled

Following the recent e.coli outbreak the recall on Errington cheese has now been updated to include ALL cheeses produced by the company: The Food Standards Agency is alerting consumers to the recall of all cheese produced by Errington Cheese Ltd. A number of different types of cheese produced by the company have tested positive for …

15
Sep

Fake EHO declares premises unhygienic

A woman posing as an Environmental Health Officer has entered a restaurant in Manchester and carried out an unannounced full hygiene inspection. Following the inspection she announced that the restaurant was unhygienic and declared it would need to be closed. According to Trafford Council and Greater Manchester Police the individual was not from Environmental Health …

12
Sep

Legionella management failing: £1.8 million fine issued

In recent prosecution news, record fines are being issued for contraventions in legislation pertaining to Legionella management. G4S Cash Solutions has been fined £1.8 million after failing to reduce the risk of Legionnaires’ disease from its water systems. Following a case in 2013 where a G4S employee contracted Legionnaires’ disease, Harlow Council conducted an investigation. …

12
Sep

E.coli death in Scotland: Third batch of Dunsyre Blue cheese recalled

The recent E.coli outbreak linked to Dunsyre Blue cheese has resulted in the death of a child in Scotland and 11 people being hospitalised after becoming infected by the bacteria. To date there has been a total of 20 confirmed cases of E.coli 0157 infections since the initial voluntary recall on the suspect cheese on …